OTW Safety

The AR10x96 Is Engineered to Meet FAA Requirements

The low profile barricades you see at airports today were not always the standard. It tooks years of innovation and refinement to end up with a low profile plastic barricade that performs as well as the AR10x96. We’re proud to produce a product that was specifically developed to meet (actually exceed!) FAA requirements.

The AR10x96 barricade meets FAA requirements

The purpose of a low-profile airport barricade is to keep pilots from entering areas closed to aircraft and preventing construction personnel from entering aircraft active regions.

Effective barricades and lighting – FOD-free and resistant to jet blast – prevent serious accidents.

The FAA takes safety seriously and has created enforceable requirements (FAA AC 150/5370-2F) to maintain aircraft and personnel safety.


The FAA requires that all barricades be jet blast resistant.

The AR10x96 low-profile barricade has been wind-tunnel tested and proven immovable during gusts up to 70 mph.

The FAA requires that all barricades be made of long lasting, UV resistant material.

OTW makes the AR10X96 out of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) which is both highly UV resistant and sturdy.

The FAA requires that barricades incorporate an interlocking feature that also prevents the introduction of unnecessary FOD.

The interlocking feature incorporated into OTW barricades create a FOD free connection that is resistant to jet blasts. This patented feature is unique to OTW barricades.

The FAA requires that barricade hazard flags be jet blast resistant.

OTW flags incorporate locking features (snap buttons) for easy insertion and to keep the flag within the barricade even at high wind speeds.

The FAA requires that barricade hazard lights operate during night and be red in color.

OTW lights hold a IP67 rating, stand up to extreme weather (-40∞C to 60∞C) and incorporate rechargeable batteries with solar panels for continuous run time to last multiple year projects.

Diagram of the Railroad Tie Barricade

Cringe-worthy Specs

As you can imagine, we look at a lot of airport project plans. Sometimes we come across specs like the ones below and can’t help but grimace! Make sure your plans are up to date and don’t include things like railroad ties, sandbags or other potentially dangerous substitutions.
1) Use barricades to indicate construction locations in non-movement areas, which no part of an aircraft may enter. Barricades may be of different shapes and made from various materials, including railroad ties, sawhorses, jersey barriers or barrels and shall be marked with diagonal, alternating orange and white stripes. During reduced visibility or night hours, supplement the barricades with red lights, flashing or steady burning, meeting the luminance requirements of the State Highway Department.
Ensure your plans are FAA compliant by specifying the highest quality airport barricades.

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